Union Leader

Kyle Tasker’s “Client” List

by Steve MacDonald May 22, 2016
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The existence of the Kyle Tasker client list is still the subject of much speculation. The NH AG, as reported by the Union Leader on May 18th, doesn’t know anything about a credible list. “I don’t know where this thing about a list is coming from,” said Attorney General Joseph Foster. “I’ve heard rumors, but […]

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NH State Senator Andy Sanborn: you are wrong on this. Even more so, Grant Bosse…

by Skip May 11, 2016

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. [Art.] 22. [Free Speech; Liberty of the Press.] Free speech […]

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“The New Hampshire Health Protection Plan is the largest corporate welfare scheme in New Hampshire history”

by Steve MacDonald March 3, 2016
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There is a great Editorial in the Union Leader today on why Health Care giants support extending expanded Medicaid in New Hampshire: It’s a taxpayer-backed gold mine for them. We “subsidizes mediocre health insurance plans for low-income able-bodied adults without children” and the Health Care giants get paid. Plus, there’s no guarantee it will save people paying for […]

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BlogHeadline of the Day: Union Leader’s Joe McQuaid and Grant Bosse hit hardest

by Skip February 28, 2016

Christie Told Newspaper He Would Never Endorse Trump Chris Christie’s biggest break in the New Hampshire primary came when the only statewide paper, the Union Leader, endorsed him. In part, the paper said, it was to save the country from the egregious Donald Trump, whom it compared to the bullying mogul “Biff” in “Back to the […]

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WaPo Chronicles NH Union Leader’s Loss of Influence

by Steve MacDonald January 25, 2016
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Does this Washington Post piece, explains this? UL endorsed Christie but WMUR poll shows their readers prefer Trump (24%), Rubio (19%) and Bush (17%). #NHpolitics https://t.co/zRiMh2Vmnt — Steve Mac Donald (@nhstevemacd) January 21, 2016 I think it does. And I know why. While the medium is in decline everywhere, The Union leader used to be…the most […]

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Fergus Cullen Wrote a Book And I bet it Sucks

by Steve MacDonald December 21, 2015
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Trees were killed unnecessarily to create Fergus Cullen’s doorstop, Granite Steps. It’s an ode to the politics of New Hampshire’s First in the Nation primary as told by the man who bankrupted his own State party and escorted it out of power and in to obscurity. No, I have not read it. If I found […]

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Did The Union Leader Intend to Sell a Big Lie About NH Medicaid Expansion?

by Steve MacDonald December 11, 2015
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In one of Grant Bosse’s UL editorials this morning he takes Sen. Jeff Woodburn to task for exaggerating the value of Medicaid expansion. He’s right to do so but did he intend to sell another lie about the expansion in the process? (Emphasis mine.) Expansion supporters like Woodburn will have a chance to make their case in […]

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Union Leader Cat Fight With New Jersey Star Ledger

by Steve MacDonald December 4, 2015
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After the Union Leader endorsed Chris Christie a New Jersey Paper has some things to say. Next thing you know, there is this cute little back and forth going on. Tom Moran –Star Ledger :  Union Leader didn’t know the New Jersey governor’s full record. Grant Bosse – Union Leader: “At this point, the Star-Ledger […]

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El Nino Climate Story in Sunday’s Union Leader is Misleading

by Steve MacDonald November 22, 2015
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This morning’s Union Leader includes a story from the LA Times, “Report: El Niño could be most powerful on record.” It suggests that an important region used to measure the strength of the phenomenon is as warm as anyone has ever recorded. And it is. The problem is that data critical to such a comparison […]

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Is the NH Hands-Free Law Working? I Guess That Depends on What ‘Working’ Means?

by Steve MacDonald August 25, 2015
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The introduction of the hands-free electronic device ban in New Hampshire is an arbitrary assault on liberty. Readers of these pages will know why. There is no evidence that a ban can accomplish that for which it has been imposed; a reduction in collisions, injuries, and deaths. So what! The law went in to effect July 1st and […]

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From Today’s Granite Status…

by Steve MacDonald August 6, 2015
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Union Leader… The 603 Alliance will host a training seminar Tuesday at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics for conservative Republicans interested in helping plan and pull off its unconventional caucus Oct. 17. The training, which is free, starts at 5:30 p.m. On Oct. 17, the caucus voting is set to begin at 11:30 a.m. […]

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A Derry Resident responds with an Honest perspective to the Fire Station closing

by Kimberly Morin July 1, 2015

By now many of you have heard of the outrageous union battle in Derry in which the Town Council wanted to cut taxes at the request of their constituents. The Derry Unions came out in full-force thuggery to spew their propaganda and lies about safety if one of four fire stations was closed.

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Hung Jury in Mark Richardson’s Assault Trial

by Steve MacDonald May 27, 2015
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Today’s Union Leader, from James A. Kimble BRENTWOOD — A judge declared a mistrial for an ex-Seabrook police officer accused of assaulting a 19-yearold drunken driving suspect while on duty. The jury in the Mark Richardson trial told Judge N. William Delker at least twice on Tuesday that they were deadlocked on reaching a verdict […]

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If He Were A Priest Or A Republican

by Steve MacDonald December 26, 2014
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Thirty-six days ago we began a series of reports about a guy from Oregon named Terry Bean.  Mr. Bean is accused of sexually assaulting at least one minor.  Sadly, this is not a common story (public school teachers are accused of it all the time), but in this instance the “someone” arrested and accused sits […]

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I can tell you, Drew Cline, why Republicans are unloaded and silent about guns and speech

by Skip October 23, 2014

From the Op-Ed that Drew Cline wrote over at the UL about the Republican reluctance to go after Dems lack of support on the Constutition: …It is a little surprising that Democrats have dropped the issue, given that they are using so many other distractions to avoid talking about President Obama, and that certain gun control […]

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Without The Right To Know What Government Is Doing You Lose Everything

by Ed Naile October 13, 2014

The Manchester Paper has an article about their Freedom of Information request for the names of illegal aliens caught by ICE in NH. They list these fine fellows in the article: 1. Jesus Ascencio-Rodriguez, of Manchester . He stated to ICE officials he entered the U.S. from Mexico illegally without inspection at an unknown location […]

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If “TEA Party”, “Right Wing”, and “Extremists” didn’t exists as words, the NH Democrat Party would be speechless

by Skip September 13, 2014

Oh yeah, let’s also add “Free Stater” to that list, too!  Take those words out of their lexicon, all you’d have left would be jaws going up and down.  Without those adjectives (hurled as epithats), they’d have nothing to say and no one to excoriate.  And that would suck for them.  Listen to Ray Buckley, […]

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Comments on a Union Leader Op-Ed on Andrew Hemingway

by Skip July 27, 2014

From the Union Leader comes this Editorial on Andrew Hemingway who is competing with Walt “No Apology for Teabagger” Havenstein for the NH GOP nomination for NH Governor – couple of snippets (reformatted, emphasis mine): Republican candidate for governor Andrew Hemingway will have to read this column online. On Wednesday afternoon he flew to San […]

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Is “Texting A NH Hazard?”

by Steve MacDonald June 23, 2014
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The Union Leader has a front page story titled CDC Survey finds Texting a NH Hazard.   The article is about risky teen behavior with an emphasis on texting.  They quote experts, which is amusing when you look at the big picture.  Trust me. Cigarette smoking makes an appearance in the article, which is only important […]

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Union Leader Discovers That the IRS Lost Some Emails (Updated)

by Steve MacDonald June 16, 2014
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Yesterday morning I noted that no one in NH media had dropped one dot of ink, digital or otherwise, on the latest feature of the IRS tea Party targeting scandal. You recall the IRS scandal.  That’s one of the scandals where no one wants to testify, Lois Lerner plead the fifth, people are hiding and […]

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Texas Has a Name For Scott Brown

by Steve MacDonald March 26, 2014
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The Union leader opines on the impending campaign of Scott Brown and the left’s contortions as a result (and how Shaheen is 99% Obama). Scott Brown makes President Obama sad. “I’d be happy if Scott Brown wants to move down to Texas,” the President said in an interview with New England Cable News last week. […]

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UL Editorial – Terie Norelli’s ‘Dishonesty is Breathtaking’

by Steve MacDonald March 12, 2014
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The NH House Democrat majority will try to push through a job killing minimum wage hike today.  In preparation for the Democrat’s attack on low skilled and unskilled workers, NH House Speaker Terie Norelli (D- Oz) has an editorial in the Union Leader.  In it she tries to justify the wage hike by, well, lying. […]

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Charlie Arlinghaus – The NH Senate’s Medicaid Trap

by Steve MacDonald March 5, 2014
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UL The real debate is over whether you believe this is a compromise. It isn’t. The biggest difference between the Senate plan and the governor’s is that hers didn’t end. The Senate plan technically only lasts for 2.5 years and has to be reauthorized. Republicans would have you believe this is a huge concession and […]

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New Hampshire’s Lost Decade (and a third).

by Steve MacDonald January 29, 2014
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Charlie Arlinghaus, writing in the Union Leader, talks about stagnation in New Hampshire becoming “the new normal.” In the course of his discourse on the years before and during our current stasis, business tax reform appears to coincide with job growth before the lost decade, and a lack of business tax reform for a lack […]

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Media Matters Responds To Story On Caitlin Ann Legacki

by Steve MacDonald January 29, 2014

Media Matters sent out an email in response to an item in the Manchester Union Leader that was their follow up to what we’d been writing about someone voting for Caitlin Ann Legacki in Manchester in Nov 2012 when she says she was not here.  She was working in Missouri. Greetings, I wanted to make […]

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Who Else Does UL “Investigative” Reporter John DiStaso Work For..?

by Steve MacDonald September 6, 2013

Investigative Journalist John DiStaso, Union Leader, has had a knack for “uncovering and reporting” potential evidence of Vote Fraud committed by family members of New Hampshire Republicans. He was all over Neil Kirk’s daughter, who has a New Hampshire’s Driver’s license, but never mentions if Jeanne Shaheen’s daughter Molly, whom he mentions as having voted […]

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Shaheen Family Underwear Gets National Exposure In Limbaugh Letter

by Mike August 31, 2013

It might be voter fraud, and it might not; it might be tax fraud, and it might not: It all depends what the meaning of “reside” is…. This morning on GrokTalk, Ed Naile was regaling us with tales of suspicious Democrat voting patterns – he has SO MUCH evidence to share – and the topic […]

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Democrats and their love affair with prisons….

by Tim Condon May 21, 2013

The Union Leader ran an article today about two felons who have apparently been doing random violent home invasions where the occupants are always beaten and sometimes raped and/or killed. So what is a Democrat’s solution in the comment section after the article? “This is what happens when your state government underfunds prisons….” Sheesh. I […]

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NH GOP RINO’s, State Representative Stella Tremblay, and the Destructive Democrats….

by Tim Condon May 10, 2013

High-level NH RINO’s (“Republicans In Name Only”) are at it again: Jennifer Horn, Gene Chandler, Steve Duprey, and Fergus Cullen are all in a tizzy over state Rep. Stella Tremblay’s recent thoughts on whether the Boston bombing might have elements of an “inside job.” In the Union Leader today, Cullen called Rep. Tremblay “delusional.” Well, […]

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Some thoughts on the Pindell / Cline / Douglas criticisms of the Honor Your Oath Rally – Part 1

by Skip April 25, 2013

I’m not even sure that James Pindell, Chuck Douglas, and Drew Cline were even at the same rally I was from reading their criticism (one at the WMUR site, two Union Leader Op-Eds)  – or even bothered to watched the videos that were up at several sites.  Each of them decided to tear the folks […]

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